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This calendar is designed to provide state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement with a single point of access to federally sponsored intelligence training programs that meet the Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards . The calendar is an initiative of the Intelligence Training Coordination Working Group and the Counter-Terrorism Training Coordination Working Group and was developed with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.

In addition, analytic courses that have been reviewed for compliance with the Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts and approved by FEMA for inclusion in either the National Training and Education Division (NTED) Training Course Catalog or the State/Federal Sponsored Training Course Catalog are located on the FEMA Approved Intelligence Analyst Training Courses Web page. These courses meet analytic training requirements for fusion center analysts set forth in the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

Event Overview
Course Title
Basic Intelligence and Threat Analysis Course (BITAC)
Event Date(s)
July 29, 2019 to September 20, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Intelligence Analyst
Sponsoring Organization(s)
  • DHS Intelligence Training Academy Registrar
Event Contact
DHS Intelligence Training Registrar
Phone: (202) 275-4160
Event Website
Course Description

Basic Intelligence and Threat Analysis Course (BITAC)

Description: The BITAC provides employees the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful Homeland Security Intelligence Analyst. Students are trained to common standards to include: Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) ICD203 Analytic Standards; ICD205 Analytic Outreach; ICD206 Sourcing Requirements for Disseminated Analytic Products; ICD208 Writing for Maximum Utility; and ICD610 Competency Directories for the Intelligence Community Workforce. Students are also trained to DHS/DOJ Common Competencies for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Intelligence Analysts (2010); the Bureau of Justice Administration’s (BJA) Law Enforcement Analytic Standards (2012); and the BJA Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards (2007). Students will complete a graded final exercise assessing all of the knowledge and skills learned during the course. Upon graduation, employees will be able to conduct intelligence analysis in a homeland security environment.

Level of Knowledge: Entry

Target Student: Intelligence Analyst

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Evaluation: Students demonstrate knowledge and proficiency through graded assessments (e.g. practical exercises and exams) and class attendance. Students must successfully pass all graded assessments with a minimum passing score of 75% to receive a graduation certificate.

Course Length: Training Days 40 / Training Hours 160

  • Phase I: Consist of six weeks of e-learning. The time to complete phase one varies with each student and is estimated at approximately 20 hours of work each week (80 hours).
  • Phase II: Consist of two weeks of classroom instruction (80 hours).
  • Students must complete both phases to graduate from BITAC.

Prerequisites: Students must meet the following course pre-requisites to enroll.

  • Recommended Training: Critical Thinking and Analytic Methods (CTAM)

Accreditation: The DHS Intelligence Training Academy (ITA) is accredited by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board.

This course is recognized by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).


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